Information Security has come to play an extremely vital role in today’s fast moving but invariably technically fragile business environment. Consequently, secured communications and business are needed in order for both Cooney Hardware Ltd. and our customers to benefit from the advancements the internet has given us. The importance of this fact needs to be clearly highlighted, not only to enhance the company’s daily business procedures and transactions, but also to ensure that the much needed security measures are implemented with an acceptable level of security.
What Is A Security Policy? A Security Policy is a plan outlining what the critical assets are and how they must (and can be) protected. Its main purpose is to provide staff with a brief overview of the acceptable use of any of the information assets as well as explaining about conduct and what is deemed as allowable and what is not. This document is a ‘must read’ source of information for everyone using in any way systems and resources defined as potential targets. The start procedure for a security policy requires a complete exploration of our network, as well as every other critical asset, so that the appropriate measures can be effectively implemented. Everything starts with identifying our critical information resources
Why do we need a Security Policy? This is without a doubt the first measure that must be taken to reduce the risk of the unacceptable use of any of our information resources. A security policy is the first step towards enhancing our security. We need security so that we can inform staff on the various aspects of their responsibilities, inform staff on the general use of company resources, explain to staff how sensitive information and large quantities of money should be handled, and inform staff of the meaning of acceptable use. The development of the security policy is highly beneficial to us as it will turn all staff members into participants in the